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Job Opportunities – Lecturer in Practical and Pastoral Theology

Job Opportunities – Lecturer in Practical and Pastoral Theology


Union Theological College is seeking to recruit a lecturer of practical and pastoral theology who will contribute to the mission and vision of the College by providing high-quality teaching, as well as academic and pastoral support for students, and thereby to participate in the Christian ministry and mission of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI).


  • A PhD in a relevant area of Theology from a recognised university or academic institution
  • Willingness to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (if not already held)
  • Demonstrable evidence of being a reflexive practitioner in ministry, combining theology with practice
  • 2 years’ experience of leadership in a Christian congregation or para-church organisation
  • Proven administrative competence e.g. organisational skills, report writing, etc.
  • Appropriate IT skills and experience
  • A personal Christian faith, normally demonstrated by active membership of a Christian congregation (the essential nature of this post requires that the successful candidate be a Christian as provided for under excepted occupations in the Fair Employment Treatment (NI) Order 1998)
  • Must evidence an understanding of, and commitment to, working within the Christian ethos and doctrinal framework of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
  • Respectful of the diversity of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, including theological diversity
  • Willing to be flexible in working arrangements and hours to suit the needs of the post

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Fixed Term - 3 years initially)

Executive Scale 2 - (£29,074 - £34,974 per annum)

Application packs are available for download or by email from 

We would particularly welcome applications from female applicants as this area is currently under represented.

Closing date is 4pm on Friday 18 June 2021

PCI is an equal opportunities employer

Applications close 18 June 2021